Romanian DIY market – The most important news from December 2017

Romanian DIY market – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian DIY market, in December 2017, with focus on DIY retail (home improvement, home&deco, home&garden, furniture, construction materials, power tools etc), provided by, the most important B2B publication in Romania, dedicated to DIY industry.

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Brico Depôt Romania, a part of Kingfisher plc, international DIY company, announced the complete acquisition of 100% of the Praktiker Romania actions.


kika, one of the biggest and the most known DIY retailers in Austria, present in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, opened on 27 december the second store from Romania, located in the commercial zone in Theodor Pallady.


Hornbach, one of the main local retailers of building materials and gardening, rearranged the lightning departments and provided customers a new range of 2.000 products on this segment.


financial year of JYSK Romania finished with 363.000.000 lei sales and 54.000.000 lei profit, with a 63% growth of the sales value. Also, the retailer opened in December a new store in Dorohoi, being the 53rd store of the chain.


Praktiker Romania, the most known brand in the DIY market, closed the Voluntari store located in Str. Scolii, nr. 7, Voluntari, Ilfov. Also, launched the winter catalog that included products for this season.


HUF HAUS, the german contructor of premium wood houses with post-and-beam architecture, is present in Romania in the residential project Dumbrava Vlasiei with two different houses.

Eneterprise Investors

Polish Enterprise Fund V and Polish Enterprise Fund VI, private equity funds managed by Enterprise Investors, signed an accord to sell the Macon group, one of the biggest construction products producers in Romania.


Hunters, the new trends division of Unlock Market Research, launched the first national study that measurse the trends that romanian will have in 2018.

Market research

The volume of construction works decreased by 13,4% in October 2017, compared to October 2016, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

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